Our Favorite Books for Women’s History Month
With so many phenomenal women throughout history, there are many ways to celebrate the month of March with your preschooler. Reading is one of our favorite ways to bring the journeys of history’s most inspiring women to the classroom. That’s why we are sharing our top pick of books for Women’s History Month. From Amelia Earhart to Maya Angelou, there are no shortages of stories to be told. We hope these tales, some fact, some fiction, inspire your little one to dream big.
Author: Jennifer Fosberry
Publishers Summary: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? Ask Isabella…
She takes a wild ride—and discovers the sky’s the limit! Who Is Your Hero?
Isabella’s include U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley—but there’s no bigger hero than Isabella’s own mommy! Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery—and find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self.
Author: Jess Keating
Publishers Summary: At 9 years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie’s wide scientific contributions led to the well-earned nickname “Shark Lady.”
Author: Linda Skeers
Publishers Summary: The perfect introduction for learning about women throughout history who dared to do the extraordinary! Inspire our new generation of women to explore, discover, persist, succeed, and fight like a girl!
Author: Annette Bay Pimentel
Publishers Summary: The inspiring true story of Jennifer Keelan, the activist whose participation in the Capitol Crawl at just eight years old encouraged Congress to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Author: Chelsea Clinton
Publishers Summary: She Persisted is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small. With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn’t give up on their dreams. Persistence is power. This book features: Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, and Sonia Sotomayor.
Author: Brad Meltzer
Publishers Summary: Meet four inspiring female heroes from the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series in this high-quality box set.
Author: Eva Chen
Publishers Summary: Why stick with plain old A, B, C when you can have Amelia (Earhart), Malala, Tina (Turner), Ruth (Bader Ginsburg), all the way to eXtraordinary You—and the Zillion of adventures you will go on?
Author: Vashti Harrison
Publishers Summary: Featuring eighteen women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, this board book adaptation of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World introduces trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, and architect Zaha Hadid.
The irresistible full-color illustrations show the Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so the reader knows they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.